No win, no fee adverts 'common on NHS advice cards'
Hundreds of NHS hospitals are hosting adverts for personal injury lawyers, marketing agencies have told the BBC.
The companies, which place the adverts on patient advice leaflets, say NHS trusts are paid up to £200,000 a year, with some using the money to cover staff overtime and buy heart monitors.
Some hospitals are also given gifts of items like uniforms and tea trolleys.
The Department of Health says its discourages the adverts, but it is ultimately for trusts to decide.
NHS England has declined to comment.
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